Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Seanie Johnston

Seanie Johnston

KILDARE might have to plan without Seanie Johnston and Eoin Doyle for their Leinster SFC quarter-final against Offaly on 1 June.

Both players missed out on their team’s respective defeats in the first round of the senior club championship over the weekend.

Johnston has been struggling with a hamstring injury in the last few weeks and his club manager Noel Mooney confirmed that the former Cavan sharpshooter is in a race against time to be fit to face Offaly.

“Seanie hasn’t trained with Kildare for the last few weeks and missed the challenge game against Galway on the May bank holiday. He’d have to be considered a doubt for Kildare’s game at this stage because it’s a niggling hamstring injury that hasn’t gone away,” said Mooney.

Like Johnston, Doyle also sat out the weekend’s championship action. The Naas man went over on his ankle during Kildare’s win over Galway in that challenge game and was seen leaving the Moorefield venue on crutches.

There was better news elsewhere for Kieran McGeeney as midfielder Padraig O’Neill and Daryl Flynn came through full games. O’Neill have picked up a knock in training for Kildare the previous week and sat out the challenge game against Galway but showed no ill effects as he played a full part in St Laurence’s win over Allenwood. Flynn also came through unscathed against Leixlip for Luke Dempsey’s Moorefield.

Eamonn Callaghan is another to have had his injury problems this year but he too played a full game for Naas in their defeat to Celbridge.

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